Prairie Pup Adventures at Plains Conservation Center
Prairie Pup Adventures at the Plains Conservation Center offers a hands-on, fun way for preschool aged children to learn about the animals, plants and people who call the prairie home. Each week we will investigate a topic with a science, art, and exploration. For children ages 3-6 with their accompanying caregiver. Meet outside the Visitor Center at the Plains Conservation Center in Aurora for a fun adventure!
April 11, 2023: Cheyenne Tipis
Explore the replica Cheyenne tipi camp and see artifacts made from parts of the bison, build a mini tipi and play a traditional spear throwing game.
April 18, 2023: Flowers
Do you like flowers? Come learn about the different parts of a flower through dissection, art and outdoor exploration. Everyone will get to plant flower seeds to take home!
May 9, 2023: Sod Village
Come explore the replic sod homestead village and learn about life in the 1800s. Check out the houses, one room schoolhouse and blacksmith shop, and play wth homestead toys.
May 23, 2023: Nature and Art
Do you like science or art? Let's put them together and look at the prairie like an artist! Create a yucca paintbrush, dried flower mandala and paint with mud. Art created can be taken home or submitted to our summer art show!
June 6, 2023: Farm Life
Our farm animals have arrived! Come visit the animals in our sod village, feed and brush them, and create a farm animal craft to take home. After caring for the animals, we will go to the garden to plant and harvest fruits and veggies.
June 27, 2023: Bugs
Come take a look at some tiny critters on the prairie. Catch bugs in nets, look at them with a magnifying glass, make a bug themed snack, and learn the difference between insects and arachnids. This program includes live bugs and lots of outdoor exploration.
Audience: Recommended for children ages 3-6 years.
Program Fee: $8 per preschooler; one adult per child is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings (children over the age of 6 years) are $5 each. Non-participating-Infants (children under the age of 18 months) are free.
Location: Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E Hampden Ave Aurora, CO 80013 (Entrance is at the corner of E Hampden Ave and S Picadilly Rd)